39 - Paul Twining
Paul Twining
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Shoreline, Wash.
High School: Seattle Prep
Position: RHP

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Made 14 appearances and four midweek starts ... went 0-2 as a starter, fanning 13 and walking four in 14 1/3 innings ... two of those starts came against Stanford and a third against then-No. 18 Cal Poly ... struck out a season-high five in his first collegiate start, going four innings vs. Stanford (Apr. 15) ... used 10 times out of the bullpen, registering a strikeout in all but one relief appearance ... finished the year with 22 Ks in 25 2/3 innings.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Seattle Prep in Seattle, Wash. ... played for Coach Ed Paulter ... captained his baseball and football teams in 2008 ... named an All-Metro League First Team outfielder and pitcher as both a junior and senior ... team-leader in wins and strikeouts as a senior, helping Seattle Prep to a top 10 state ranking ... Seattle Prep won the 2008 Metro League title in 2008 and advanced to state tournament play for the third consecutive season ... also played football and was an all-league quarterback in 2008.

PERSONAL: Born in Seattle, Wash. ... son of Dan and Theresa Twining ... has three older siblings: Jimmy, Anne Marie and Jeff ... enjoys playing football and watching sports on TV ... majoring in Engineering ... excellent student who scored a perfect 800 on the math section of the SAT.